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Project Engineer - West Jordan

  • Posted: 17 Sep 2021
  • Manufacturing
  • West Jordan, Utah
  • United States

About the job


At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams.   We have an opening for a Project Engineer in our West Jordan, Utah  (Salt Lake City, Utah metro area) fresh yogurt manufacturing plant.     The Project Engineer will manage engineering projects from concept phase through commissioning, including both packaging and processing related projects. He or she will interact with plant teams (Packaging, Processing, Quality, Finance, etc.), Corporate Engineering, Sourcing & Supplier Development, R&D, Danone Engineering Worldwide, and appropriate vendors. This individual will participate in requisition and management of capital authorization requests and is accountable for project spending and providing technical and management expertise on engineering projects as assigned by the Plant Engineering Manager.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Plan, organize, direct and control the efforts of other technical resources toward the successful completion of projects.
  • Control project expenditures, develop and administer schedules and resolve conflicts that may hinder successful project completion.
  • Partner with Groupe Danone to learn and understand their role in the development of specifications and global standards.
  • Develop equipment specifications, assess equipment proposals from suppliers and make recommendations for enhancements and investments to ensure future facility growth.
  • Design work and obtain costs for projects assigned by the Engineering Manager, including determining optimal equipment and layouts for improving or expanding the plant operations (including new product launches and innovations) and making major repairs to systems and buildings.
  • Identify and implement projects with the approval of the Engineering Manager, including but not limited to improving plant operations, production efficiencies, maintenance, power plant operations and utility consumption.
  • Act as a consultant to the maintenance department and maintenance supervisors on the development and implementation of P.M. programs, lubrication programs, safety programs effective maintenance practices and solving technical problems.
  • Coordinate and direct the activities of the necessary resources within the plant (plant management and supervisory personnel through all departments) to ensure the safe, timely and successful completion of projects.
  • Establish strong, professional relationships with sources of technology including vendors and suppliers, Danone sister companies, and other sources of applicable technologies.

About you


  • You have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or related), required.
  • You have strong project management, financial and analytical skills
  • Prior experience in a CPG Manufacturing environment and packaging and/or process engineering experience is preferred.  Prior experience in dairy industry or plant production supervision is also a plus
  • You have basic skills in AutoCAD, MS Project, and advanced MS Office skills (proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook).
  • You have the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously, to establish and react to changing priorities
  • You have  strong "self-management" skills and require minimal daily supervision
  • You have experience with TQM, Six Sigma, and Team Building skills, preferred.
  • You have experience developing plans within regulatory compliance (e.g. OSHA, FDA), preferred.

About us


At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.   #LI-NORAM